Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Free eBook: get your parapsychological on. Scientifically?

The University of Chicago Press is offering, for free during the month of April, The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations by Stephen E. Braude

This crap is creepy to me, but this guy apparently has looked extensively into the subject and here we have over thirty years of research.
From UCP: The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations wrestles with exactly that task. Philosopher and parapsychologist Stephen Braude narrates his encounters with people who claim psychokinetic powers. Braude is neither believer nor debunker, but committed to observing and analyzing the phenomena objectively.

Synopsis from Amazon: 
For over thirty years, Stephen Braude has studied the paranormal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations is a highly readable and often amusing account of his most memorable encounters with such phenomena. Here Braude recounts in fascinating detail five particular cases—some that challenge our most fundamental scientific beliefs and others that expose our own credulousness.
Braude begins with a south Florida woman who can make thin gold-colored foil appear spontaneously on her skin. He then travels to New York and California to test psychokinetic superstars—and frauds—like Joe Nuzum, who claim to move objects using only their minds. Along the way, Braude also investigates the startling allegations of K.R., a policeman in Annapolis who believes he can transfer images from photographs onto other objects—including his own body—and Ted Serios, a deceased Chicago elevator operator who could make a variety of different images appear on Polaroid film. Ultimately, Braude considers his wife’s surprisingly fruitful experiments with astrology, which she has used to guide professional soccer teams to the top of their leagues, as well as his own personal experiences with synchronicity—a phenomenon, he argues, that may need to be explained in terms of a refined, extensive, and dramatic form of psychokinesis.
Heady, provocative, and brimming with eye-opening details and suggestions, The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations will intrigue both adherents and detractors of its controversial subject matter alike.
Get your free copy here

Happy reading,
Angela



4 comments:

  1. This does sound like an interesting read. Thanks for letting us know about this offer. :)
    ~Jess

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  2. This sounds fascinating, thanks for the info.

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  3. This sounds crazy cool. How do you even study people with paranormal abilities? Thank you so much for posting the link.

    from Annie at PhD by Publication

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